Jazz with Bob Perkins

Monday through Thursday, 6 to 9 pm; Sunday 9 am to 1 pm

Lovingly known as “BP with the GM” (Bob Perkins with the Good Music), BP brings you that good music just in time for dinner during your work week, and keeps your Sunday brunch swinging. His selections are like a familiar hug from Jazz Land featuring your favorite standards and vocalists such as Sarah, Ella, and Nat, some Big Band legends including the Duke and the Count, and the giants of the instrumentals like Lee Morgan, Hank Crawford, Miles, and Coltrane. Take a listen to "Ol' BP" as he calls himself...you'll be back again and again.

Take a look at this photo album of Mr. Perkins through the years.

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Playlist

September 23, 2012

9:59 AM
When Sunny Gets Blue
Artist : Kurt Rosenwinkel
Album : Intuit
Label : Criss Cross Jazz
10:07 AM
How Insensitive
Artist : Roy Hargrove w./ With Strings
Album : Moment To Moment
Label : Verve
10:12 AM
Soul Eyes
Artist : John Coltrane
Album : Coltrane
Label : Impulse
10:20 AM
I Thought About You
Artist : Rich Thompson
Album : Generations
Label : Origin Records
10:30 AM
Tis Autumn
Artist : Jackie Paris
Album : The Song Is Paris
Label : Impulse
10:35 AM
Sittin’ On A Secret
Artist : Lee Smith
Album :
Label : Vectordisc
10:40 AM
Takin’ It There
Artist : Graham Dechter
Album : Takin' It There
Label : Capri
10:49 AM
But Beautiful
Artist : Stan Getz
Album : Bill Evans Trio Featuring Stan Getz/But Beautiful
Label : Milestone
10:55 AM
Travelin’ Light
Artist : Dena DeRose
Album : Travelin' Light
Label : MaxJazz
11:01 AM
Night Song
Artist : Stanley Turrentine
Album : A Bluish Bag
Label : Blue Note6
11:07 AM
Whisper Not
Artist : Ahmad Jamal
Album : Extensions
Label : Cadet
11:16 AM
Love On My Mind
Artist : Ray Charles w./ Milt Jackson
Album : Ray Charles...A Life In Music
Label : Atlantic
11:20 AM
Just For A Thrill
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : The Genius Of Soul
Label : Atlantic
11:24 AM
Hard Times
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : Ray Charles...A Life In Music
Label : Atlantic
11:30 AM
Yesterday’s Kisses
Artist : Herbie Mann
Album : Caminho De Casa
Label : Chesky
11:35 AM
A Time For Love
Artist : Warren Vache
Album : Dinner By Candlelight...Jazz Moods
Label : Concord
11:43 AM
Third Time Around
Artist : Hank Mobley
Album : The Turnaround
Label : Blue Note
11:49 AM
You Never Tell Me Anything
Artist : Donald Vega
Album : Spiritual Nature
Label : Resonance
11:56 AM
In A Sentimental Mood
Artist : John Coltrane & Duke Ellington
Album : John Coltrane & Duke Ellington
Label : Impulse
12:07 PM
Goin’ On
Artist : Count Basie
Album : The Legend
Label : Roulette
12:11 PM
Shiny Stockings
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald w./ Count Basie
Album : Ella And Basie
Label : Verve
12:16 PM
Watch What Happens
Artist : Oscar Peterson
Album : Oscar Peterson In Russia
Label : Pablo
12:24 PM
I Remember You
Artist : Cal Tjader
Album : Dinner By Candlelight
Label : Concord
12:31 PM
Segment
Artist : Ken Song
Album : Goin' Wes
Label : Primrose Records
12:36 PM
The Night We Called It A Day
Artist : Houston Person
Album : Soft Lights
Label : High Note
12:46 PM
The Work Song
Artist : Joe Pass & Les McCann
Album : The Complete Pacific Jazz Joe Pass Quartet Sessions
Label : Mosaic
12:50 PM
Willow Weep For Me
Artist : Lou Rawls & Les McCann
Album : Stormy Monday
Label : Capitol
12:57 PM
Nai Nai
Artist : Donald Byrd
Album : Free Form
Label : Blue Note
1:04 PM
Somewhere In The Night
Artist : Bobby Hutcherson
Album : Somewhere In The Night
Label : Kind Of Blue Records
1:12 PM
Autumn In New York
Artist : Andre Previn
Album : Andre Previn Plays Vernon Duke
Label : Contemporary
1:17 PM
Autumn In New York
Artist : Billie Holiday
Album : Complete Verve Recordings
Label : Verve
1:22 PM
Seed Shack
Artist : Gene Ammons
Album : Jug
Label : Prestige
1:29 PM
They Say It’s Spring
Artist : Joe Alterman
Album : Give Me The Simple Life
Label : Miles High Records
1:35 PM
Hey There
Artist : Grant Green
Album : The Latin Bit
Label : Blue Note
1:44 PM
My One And Only Love
Artist : John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman
Album : John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman
Label : Impulse
1:49 PM
It Could Happen To You
Artist : City Rhythm Orchestra
Album : Vibrant Tones
Label : Limehouse Records
1:56 PM
A Smooth One
Artist : Junior Mance Trio
Album : A Night Out
Label : Verve

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University of Pennsylvania

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Chuck Stewart Courtesy of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History

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